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McConnell: Please Trump, Get Off The Twitter Machine

Politico reports: As Donald Trump heads to Florida this weekend to give a campaign-style rally, Mitch McConnell made one more plea to the Republican president: Try to stay on message. The Senate majority has been trying for months — unsuccessfully — to convince Trump to adapt McConnell’s own disciplined style. The Kentucky Republican says that Trump’s White House is pursuing ...

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SWAMP THING: Senate Confirms Climate Change Denier And Big Oil Crony Scott Pruitt To Head EPA

The Washington Post reports: Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s attorney general spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution, was confirmed Friday as the agency’s next administrator. Pruitt cleared the Senate by a vote of 52-46, winning support from two Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. ...

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FINLAND: Parliament Rejects Last Ditch Attempt To Stop Same-Sex Marriage, Weddings Start March 1st

Finland’s national broadcaster reports: Finnish MPs defeated a bill to strike down same-sex marriage on February 17. Opposition to the proposal was strong, as 120 parliamentarians voted against it, with 48 in support. Two members of parliament voted absent and 29 MPs did not cast a vote. A Finnish movement called Aito avioliitto (True Marriage) that seeks to uphold marriage ...

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MISSOURI: Cop Files Lawsuit Alleging Superior Told Him To “Tone Down His Gayness” To Earn Promotion

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A 22-year St. Louis County police veteran who was once picked to become the department’s liaison to the gay community is now suing the department for discrimination. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 10, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber claims a former St. Louis County Police Board member told him to “tone down your gayness” if he ever ...

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FLORIDA: Court Strikes Down NRA-Backed Law Banning Doctors From Discussing Gun Safety With Patients

The New York Times reports: A federal appeals court cleared the way on Thursday for Florida doctors to talk to their patients about gun safety, overturning a 2011 law that pitted medical providers against the state’s powerful gun lobby. In its 10-to-1 ruling, the full panel of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit concluded that ...

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MICHIGAN: Court Rules Against Anti-Gay Church Who Sued Man For Sign Saying They “Believe In Love”

Michigan Live reports: A judge dismissed Jenison Bible Church’s lawsuit against a gay man who displayed a sign implying the church supported same-sex marriage. Daniel VanderLey asked area churches to take a public stand against Bradlee Dean, an advocate for traditional marriage, who was speaking at a “God and Country” event at Jenison Center for the Arts. VanderLey, who contended ...

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REPORT: Trump Administration Mulls Mobilizing 100,000 National Guard Troops To Round Up Immigrants

Via Reuters: The Trump administration is considering mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up non-citizens who are in the country illegally, the Associated Press said in a tweet on Friday without citing a source. UPDATE: From the Associated Press. The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to ...

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Chris Christie: Trump Made Me Order The Meatloaf

CNBC reports: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The Republican governor said while hosting a New York sports talk radio show Thursday that Trump pointed out the menu and ...

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SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Head Arrested In Corruption Scandal That Led To Impeachment Of President

Reuters reports: Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The special prosecutor’s office accuses Lee of bribing a close friend of President Park Geun-hye to gain ...

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Trump Celebrates Insane Press Conference Meltdown, Thanks Rush Limbaugh For Praising Him [AUDIO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump praised himself on Friday for his Thursday battle with reporters — a more-than-hour-long meandering spectacle that one headline dubbed a “news conference for the ages.” Trump used his favorite social media platform to thank supporters who he said made “nice statements” about the speech and to take more aim at the press. “Thank you for ...

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